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Re: if you care about debian on powerpc, please react ...

On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 09:36:38AM +0100, Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-11-23 at 08:08 +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > would introduce the opportunity of supporting the Airport extreme card
> > > on machines on which the users kept an OSX system, or by asking them to
> > > insert the installation CD.
> > 
> > Mmm, we can probably support that too, what is the problem ?
> I think he's referring to the fact that it requires firmware which you
> have to download or get from the OSX drivers.

Ok, i see, i think the request is for automatically finding the OSX firmware,
and using that.

I would gladly add an alternative .udeb which did just that, if someone with
an OSX installation and the hardware in question did provide me with
information on how to find the firmware.

Now, since the disk related d-i steps are happening at a later stage than the
d-i network setup, it would not be easily possible to use the airport extreme
card to do a net install.

What is the redistribution licence of said firmware ? Maybe we can include it
in the d-i image or something. I am thinking about a mechanism to do a
progressive build of the d-i image, since initramfs images can have stuff
added by a simple cpio process.

I plan to discuss these things during the fosdem debian conferences in


Sven Luther

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